Heating our homes and workplaces with low carbon heat is one of the best things we can do to help combat climate change. Currently, heating all the buildings in the UK produces almost a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme which is available to residents in Leicestershire, will provide grants to encourage property owners to replace existing fossil fuel heating with more efficient, low carbon heating systems including air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and, in limited circumstances, biomass boilers.
Heating systems can be commissioned any time from 1 April 2022, and applications for grants opens from 23 May 2022. It has £450m funding confirmed over three years.
Replacing your current heating system with a heat pump will reduce your carbon footprint.
An Air Source Heat Pump is a well established technology that represents one of the most important sources of alternative energy for businesses and households.
We specialise in Air Source Heat Pump Installations in Leicestershire.
Heat pumps are electrically powered appliances consisting of a compressor and two carefully matched heat exchangers. They are designed to provide space heating and hot water through a new or existing water system using either radiators and/or under floor by extracting heat energy from a free, renewable source, the air.
The air can absorb and store heat from the sun making It possible to extract considerable amounts of this heat even when ambient temperatures are as low as -20°C. Air Source heat pumps are easily installed to either new build or existing properties as there is no need for any time consuming or expensive groundwork excavations as required for Ground Source Heat Pumps. All the compressor requires is an outside site close to an external wall and sufficient outside airflow.
Installing a heat pump in Leicestershire is a very cost effective means of providing space heating and pre-heating domestic hot water. The high efficiency of the units means that the output heat energy can be up to four times the electrical input power, something not possible with other methods of heating.
Absolutely! The system will be designed to fit your family and life style needs. It will work very effectively as low as –20 degrees. Hot water cylinder capacities start at a 180 litres and we can heat the water up to 80 degrees.
A properly sized and fitted air source heat pump will provide a significant return on investment.
Firstly no more fossil fuel bills and secondly the government’s renewable heat incentive will pay you to switch .
You should expect a good quality air source system should last a minimum of 20 years.
This compares to a modern condensing boiler which is only likely to last between seven and 10 years.
Very little, because there are few moving parts and there is no combustion. However as with your fossil fuel system we recommend that your system is checked by us each year to make sure that it’s still running as efficiently as it should.
Yes an independent survey will assess your requirements
We might have to change old or inefficient radiators, but there will be very little upheaval. We also drain and flush your system and replace the water with an antifreeze.
If you have underfloor heating it should be fine as this is typically designed for a flow temperature which is lower than radiators.
The noise level is similar to a comparable refrigerator but located outside, please watch the video opposite.
Complete the short form below and Renewable Heat Partnership will get in touch to progress your application.